Smart Schools in India to Provide Tech Education to Students
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in school component of India’s centrally sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) provides for opportunities to secondary stage students to build their capacity in ICT skills and make them learn through computer-aided learning process.
The scheme covers Government and Government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools. The ICT component of RMSA also has a provision for setting up of smart schools to act as “Technology Demonstrators” and to propagate ICT skills among students of neighborhood schools.
So far, according to the Indian government, 88,994 schools including 43 smart schools have been approved under the ICT component of RMSA.
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Both the components of the scheme provide for financial assistance for setting up of ICT labs by provisioning for capital expenditure as well as recurring costs, including software such as learning management systems and curriculum-based courseware.
Every year, the States / UTs prepare their Annual Work Plan & Budget proposal for approval under the scheme. The viable proposals under the “ICT in Schools” component including of smart schools are considered and approved in consultation with State / UT concerned.